Head of Junior School

Ref: 7158

Blackheath High School GDST


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Role coordinated by:

Edoardo Vachez

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6244

e: Edoardo.Vachez@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 29/02/2024

Blackheath High School is a school with vivacity and spirit, where 760 girls aged 3-18 years are empowered to "learn without limits”.  Founded in 1880, Blackheath High School has been at the forefront of girls’ education for over 140 years and has established an enviable reputation for offering a tailored education and inclusive culture, in which pupils thrive and individuality is celebrated. As a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), Blackheath High School staff and pupils benefit from multiple opportunities to learn, develop and grow as part of the single most powerful and effective school network in the country.

Blackheath High School now seeks a strategic, charismatic and innovative leader to bring an exciting vision for the future of the Junior School and to sustain its place as a market-leader in outstanding all girls’ education. This is a unique opportunity to lead a school in which learning truly lies at the heart of decision-making and where challenge is embraced.

The new Head of Junior School will enthuse and inspire staff, pupils, parents and prospective parents alike. The successful candidate will possess the confidence, energy and humility to inherit a high performing Junior School and staff body and chart an ambitious course for their onward development. They will combine an evidenced track record of successful leadership experience developed as a Head or Deputy Head, with a demonstrable passion for girls’ education.

 The closing date for applications is 08:30 GMT on Thursday 29th February 2024.

Blackheath High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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